Morgan D. Jones enlisted in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and learned Russian while stationed in Vienna, Austria. After graduating with a degree in economics, he served the C.I.A. for 36 years, mostly as an intelligence analyst of Soviet military affairs, writing intelligence reports for the President, Cabinet members, and top policy makers. During that time, he learned Greek. For several years he was chief of the Agency’s Analytic Training Branch. As an offshoot, with a fellow CIA officer, he taught analytic methods in Georgetown University’s Master of Science Foreign Service graduate program. Upon his retirement in 1993 he wrote The Thinker’s Toolkit: 14 Powerful Techniques for Problem-Solving and founded, with another CIA officer, a Virginia company, Analytic Prowess (www.analyticprowess.com), which conducts workshops for federal agencies and private companies.